The Playground Rocking Horse Website

Old playground rocking horses. History photos and locations.

Locations of surviving horses

With your help we can build a list of the horses that still survive. Please use the 'Contact Us' page to tell us of a surviving horse. If you have a photo, even better. We will tell you how to send it in.

 United Kingdom

Coniston Water, Lake District. Playground. Old Wicksteed model. Sighted in 2008

Petersfield Lake , Hampshire. Old Wicksteed model. 2009.

Invercargill, Scotland , Yates model. Playground. 2009.

Baston Village playing fields, Lincolnshire. Non-rocking Wicksteed. 2009

East Hagbourne, South Oxfordshire, Great Mead Playground. Brand new playground with a brand new Wicksteed horse.

Papworth Everard, South Cambridgeshire. Old Wicksteed due to be restored as part of playground refurbishment 2010

Coltishall Norfolk. Mention in Parish Council minutes of maintainance to the rocking horse in the village playground 2010. No further details.

Warrington , Walton Gardens. 2007 Modern Wicksteed in full working order.

Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire (aka Dunsden village). An old weathered Wicksteed.

Cambridge. Lammas Land Recreation Ground. 2010. Old Wicksteed in working order.

Hilgay Norfolk. Old Wicksteed reported to be unsafe and awaiting repair or removal July 2010.

London Westow Park SE 19. Refurbished Wicksteed in full working order 2006

Corfe Castle Dorset. Fully functional Wicksteed 2009

Shoreham by Sea. New Wisksteed rocking horse near junction of Beach Green and Beach Road

Corby Glen, Near Grantham. Horse reported in 2010.

Alscot Road, Bermondsey, London. Sighted in May 2011.

Grindleford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. Working Wicksteed in the local playground. Sighted June 2011.

Over Peover, Cheshire. Parish council minutes refer to refurbishment of the old Wicksteed rocking horse 2010/2011. See the photo gallery for pictures of the restoration.

Church Coppenhall, Crewe, Queens Park. Refurbished wicksteed rocking horse. 2011

Barrington Cambridgeshire. Photo of horse seen 2011.

John Pears Recreation Ground, Ashurst, Mid Sussex.

Havant Borough Council lists 3 horses :  Hooks Lane Rec (Wicksteed) ; Cowplain Rec (Wicksteed) and Emsworth Rec (GL Jones)

Kegworth Notts. Reference to a Wicksteed horse in 2002.

Twyford parish. Reference to Wicksteed rocking horse in parish council minutes 2010.

Westow Park Upper Norwood, Croyden. Wicksteed horse reported 2009.

Brympton Parish Council. Note of repairs to rocking horse in 2008.

Purley on Thames. Bucknell's Meadow recreation ground. Modern Wicksteed 2010 in a superb playground.

Redbourne Hertfordshire. Modern Wicksteed reported  2011.

Marble Hill Park Twickenham Richmond London Modern Wicksteed. 2010

Llangwm Wales. GL Jones horse.2010

Yarwell Nr Peterborogh, Lincs. Wicksteed sighted in 2010

Chelsworth Nr Ipswich. Jones horse seen 2010.

Addiscombe Croyden Wicksteed sighted 2009

Stratfield Mortimer Berkshire. The Parish council Minutes of June 2011 list payments for repair of a Wicksteed rocking horse.

Braishfield Hants, Wicksteed noted in 2004

Twyford Buckinghamshire Parsh Council minutes refer to a Wicksteed horse in the playground ,2010

Pateley Bridge Yorks. Static Wicksteed horse outside the Nidderdale museum.2011

Middleton Stoney Near Biscester, Oxon. Fully functioning Wicksteed in the playground. 2011

Nashleigh Hill recreation ground, Chesham Bucks Fully functional horse reported May 2012

North Hykeham Memorial Hall Playing Fields, Lincolnshire. Fully functioning Wicksteed May 2012.

Anglesey. Working horse in the play park at "Tacla Taid" Transport Museum, Anglesey 2013

Corby Glen, Lincs.  Horse reported 2013 in children's playpark at

Enfield Aldersbrook Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 Hirst horse reported in 2008

Lydd (?) Working horse reported 2012



 Horse reported in 2013 at Spirit River, Alberta, Canada